Join Madison County’s workforce to make a difference; together, we will strengthen and move our community forward. We offer a broad range of career paths; a blend of part-time and full-time opportunities; and the chance to work in the heart of downtown Huntsville or throughout Madison County.
Who We Are
Our diverse, dynamic workforce is made up of more than a thousand people providing a vast array of services that benefit everyone who lives, works or does business in Madison County.
We keep Madison County healthy and safe and act as advocates for our most vulnerable citizens. We design, build and maintain bridges, roads, buildings and other structures. We uphold justice and protect victims’ rights. We enforce the law and operate correctional facilities for adults and youth. We process marriage licenses, provide assessment, and taxation services, and manage animal control operations.
In short, we provide the services necessary to create and maintain a safe, healthy and vibrant community.
At the top of our organizational chart are the citizens of Madison County. We work for you. Elected officials take a lead role in county management. Six area-specific commissioners and the Commission Chairman, Dale Strong, makes up our Board of County Commissioners.
A vast network of directors and managers oversees the day-to-day operations, long-term planning and strategic vision for the county’s individual departments, divisions and work units.
Our Culture and Values
Madison County is committed to maintaining an effective, respectful and inclusive workplace. We value collaborative problem solving and strive for continuous improvement.
Some of the values that inform our work include:
Integrity: We strive to be honest and trustworthy. We put the county’s work above our personal goals.
Stewardship: We seek to demonstrate tangible, cost-effective results from our work. Our decisions are clear, evidence-based and fair.
Health: We support a healthy community from birth through adulthood.
Public Safety: We maintain safe neighborhoods through prevention, intervention and enforcement.
Social Justice: We promote equity in the community. We include people who have not been included in the past and help those who need help.
Sustainability: We focus on the long-term social, environmental and economic well-being of our community.
Creativity and Innovation: We value new ways of thinking and encourage diverse opinions. We recognize ingenuity and resourcefulness.
Diversity and Inclusion
We know that supporting a diverse and culturally competent workforce is the best way to promote a positive work environment for our employees and the only way to effectively serve our diverse community. Our commitment to exceptional public service relies on an
inclusive culture with a focus on continuous growth and improvement.
Madison County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Madison County complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Madison County expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Madison County employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including termination of employment.
Madison County is required to participate in the federal government's E-Verify program. With E-Verify, we are able to confirm the employment authorization of all newly hired employees and most existing employees through an electronic database maintained by the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security.
With respect to new hires, the E-Verify process is completed in conjunction with a new hire's completion of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification upon commencement of employment. E-Verify is not used as a tool to pre-screen candidates.
For up-to-date information on E-Verify, go to www.uscis.gov and click on the 'E-Verify' logo.
Drug Free Workplace
Madison County is committed to protecting the safety, health and wellbeing of all employees and other individuals in our workplace. We recognize that alcohol abuse and drug use pose a significant threat to our goals. We have established a drug-free workplace program that balances our respect for individuals with the need to maintain an alcohol and drug-free environment.
It is the policy of Madison County that all new staff employees have certain credentials and criminal and other background information verified as a condition of employment.